Latin American author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1982, died Thursday. He was 87. Garcia Marquez, the master of a style known as magic realism, was and remains Latin America’s best-known writer.
His novels were filled with miraculous and enchanting events and characters; love and madness; wars, politics, dreams and death. And everything he had written, Garcia Marquez once said, he knew or heard before he was 8 years old.
Chilean novelist Ariel Dorfman says Marquez’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech was one of the author’s most important messages to the world.
"Garcia Marquez is speaking about all the people who are marginal to history, who have not had a voice," Dorfman says. "He gives a voice to all those who died. He gives a voice to all those who are not born yet. He gives a voice to Latin America."
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1:36 pm • 19 April 2014 • 3,680 notes
“Some women are
lost in the fire.
Some women are
built from it.”
— Michelle K., Some (via larmoyante)
8:02 am • 18 April 2014 • 17,822 notes
reblog. three years later. still relevant.
4:45 pm • 16 April 2014 • 158 notes
“There are certain people that come into your life, and leave a mark. I’m talking about the ones who, for whatever reason, are as much a part of you as your own soul. Their place in your heart is tender, a bruise of longing, a pulse of unfinished business. Just hearing their names pushes and pulls at you in a hundred ways, and when you try to define those hundred ways, describe them even to yourself, words are useless. If you had a lifetime to talk, there would still be things left unsaid.”
— Sara Zarr (via wordsthat-speak)
5:43 pm • 15 April 2014 • 2,764 notes
“Et puis il n’avait plus su quoi lui dire . Et puis il le lui avait dit . Il lui avait dit que c’était comme avant , qu’il l’aimait encore , qu’il ne pourrait jamais cesser de l’aimer , qu’il l’aimerait jusqu’à sa mort.”
— Marguerite Duras , L’amant (via bibidibabidibub)
4:46 pm • 6 April 2014 • 5 notes
“Most days I wish I never met you because then I could sleep at night and I wouldn’t have to walk around with the knowledge there was someone like you out there.”
— Good Will Hunting (1997)
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5:32 am • 6 April 2014 • 195,480 notes
Green Wheat Fields, Auvers, Vincent van Gogh
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